SCENE: Mitch BERG is waiting for the train at University and Hamline.
Suddenly, a group of 20 through 60-something women with protest signs and pink “feline” caps rushes across the street, waving signs and chanting chants. One of them is Moonbeam BIRKENSTOCK, a twenty-something graduate of Saint Olaf, and of Camp Wellstone. She works as a telemarketer for “Minnesotans United for All Progressive Causes”.
She notices BERG.
BIRKENSTOCK (Loudly, aggressively): Merg!
BERG: Um, hi, Moonbeam…
BIRKENSTOCK: Women are strong! We are invincible! A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle! We will eclipse masculinity! We will smash the patriarchy!
BERG: Huh. So women who make any sort of claim of abuse…
BIRKENSTOCK: Must be believed without question or reservation!
BERG: Huh. You don’t think that’s already a big contradic…
(But BIRKENSTOCK has already run down the platform, joining a mob stomping on a roll of MEN-tos.